Okay, so my senior thesis survey is finally live! I have less than two weeks to get a lot of results, so I really need YOUR help!! If you’re a Black woman (ages 13-35) living in the US (ethnicity does not matter), PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take the survey! Even if you’re not a Black woman, send this to your Black female friends! It’ll take about 10-15 mins! I’d really appreciate it!
Let’s help Dena out!
Signal Boost for those living in ATLANTA!
*let us know if you end up being cast!*
ok internet, here’s an interruption in your daily rugged white dude dashboard.
this is cykeem white:
cykeem is an up and coming male model who (i believe) just participated in his first fashion week. he is insanely beautiful.
i highly recommend you all join me in keeping a close eye in his career trajectory, because he’s an extremely talented model, and he is, imo, shockingly beautiful. everyone likes shockingly beautiful men, right? right.
Cykeem White? So still a white dude technically.
“Well, I want my children to be light like me, I don’t my children to be dark” my friend said to me the other day.
Is dark skin ugly?
I was shocked.
When will dark skin be acceptable?
I’m so tired of people thinking lighter skin is superior to dark skin.
I don’t even know what to say..
It’s bad enough that society believes dark skin isn’t as beautiful as light, but my own friend?
when i was around 5 i asked my mom why “some people were different colors” and she said “because god wanted lots of flavors” and let me tell you that was the wrong thing to say because for the next 3 years i thought god ate people when they died
HOMG I FOUND IT. I FOUND IT. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR FUCKING EVER.
IT IS THE GREATEST WEDDING VIDEO OF ALL TIME.
THANK YOU, REFERENCE CLASS, FOR MAKING GOOGLE MY BITCH.
aaaand i’m crying
oh no it’s back
this is definitely the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.They bring two cultures, two lifestyles, two lives together with one MASH-UP WEDDING
I’m crying this is beautiful.
What is this water comming from my eyes T.T
Oh my goodness they’re such cuties! Everyone in the video are such cuties! ;-;
Ohmygod crying :’3
If this isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is.
HOLY SHIT, THAT WAS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. OH MY GOD.
Krishauna Hines-Gaither is exploring the vastness of the African Diaspora right here in her hometown.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro doctoral student has spent nearly eight years studying the growing number of local residents who have black skin but are not African American. In her studies, she has discovered blacks who hail from all over the globe, proof that the slave trade was truly a global enterprise.
Hines-Gaither, who teaches Spanish at Salem College, first became interested in the subject after visiting Mexico in 1998.
“I went to Acapulco, which is on the coast,” she related, noting that the descendants of African slaves are most often found in coastal areas of Latin America. “…I saw all of these black people. I had no idea they were there. I was totally shocked.”
Intrigued by the notion that she and her Spanish speaking counterparts had some cultural heritage in common, Hines-Gaither began talking to the people she encountered in hopes of learning more about Afro-Mexican history.
“When I started asking them questions about their own history or heritage, they didn’t know either,” she reported. “They could look at me and recognize the similarities but they had no idea of their history. It’s a history of silence and denial.”
Despite considerable digging, Hines-Gaither said little information was available about Afro-Latino culture, even though Latin America was once home to five times as many slaves as the United States, according to her research.
Hines-Gaither, who has both a master’s degree (from Wake Forest University) and a bachelor’s degree (from Salem) in Spanish Education, began to tackle the topic in earnest when she enrolled in the doctoral program. In 2005, she acquired a 10-day work visa to travel to Cuba to collect data about Afro-Cubans. The research she gathered will help her with her dissertation, which focuses on black Latina immigrants in North Carolina.
Colon, Panama native Avis Williams-Smith is among the Afro-Latina subjects Hines-Gaither has interviewed thus far. Williams-Smith, a mother of three, said she was happy to be involved with the project.
“I think the project is awesome to present a different view of the Hispanic woman. It’s definitely different for us. It’s much more difficult from my perspective because I kind of feel like I don’t fit into any one mold,” said Williams-Smith, a medical interpretation student at GTCC. “I’m a black woman – that’s what everyone sees – but I can’t change my culture, I’m a Hispanic woman as well. I thought it was awesome that she addressed that. We were kind of invisible. Black Hispanic females are never discussed or talked about or anything.”
Williams-Smith said she was aware of her familial heritage, which can be traced back to Jamaica, but she never thought of herself as a black woman before moving to America to pursue her master’s degree in linguistics and literature at Penn State University.
and this is my wonderful professor + 1st year adviser. I would have quit writing because of being bullied over my English, if it wasnt for this wonderful wonderful woman. #SalemSister
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“No matter how hard you try, you won’t even come close to understanding our grief,” says Najma, a 14-year-old girl. She fled Dhaka’s red-light district Kandupatti with her boy friend, only to return disillusioned to her old ways after he stole her saving and tried to sale her to another brothel in Jessore, a town bordering India.
Kandupatti brothel, Dhaka. Bangladesh
Kendrick Lamar talks to Miss Info about selecting a brown-skinned model as the love interest for his “Poetic Justice” video.
“Despite a large black population, British film had seen precious few black female voices break out until Amma Asante arrived on the scene with her debut feature “A Way of Life”. Winning the BAFTA award for Best Debut Feature, Asante has attracted a star cast to her follow-up “Belle”, including Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson. Starring Gugu Mbatha Raw as a mixed race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th century Britain, it is set to reinvigorate the traditionally stuffy British period genre when it enters production this year.
It shot on the Isle Of Man, London, Oxford, as well as Pinewood Studios and is due to wrap Nov. 9.
Bankside Films is handling worldwide sales, with the Isle Of Man’s CinemaNX on board to distribute in the U.K.”
desi people are anti-black
its because theyre shitlords
why are desi people acting like we’re not and that our anti-blackness is just misunderstood?
its not we’re anti-black as hell
im not even looking for Decent Human Being cookies rn
im just shocked at the cognative disconance (how do u spell this) needed 2 be able to notice shit thats fairly micro like cultural appropriation but not notice massive amounts of anti-blackness
stahp we have privilege too stop acting like we dont
and realize the fact that we have privilege doesnt mean our oppression isnt valid
it just means that we have the power/privilege to solve anti-blackness in desi communities
“and realize the fact that we have privilege doesnt mean our oppression isnt valid” YES.
FIX THIS SHIT, DESIS.